Use of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf-life of whole and pre-cut lettuce
Dioguardi, Dino (1995) Use of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf-life of whole and pre-cut lettuce. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.
This thesis investigated the potential of using modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) to maintain the quality of whole and pre-cut lettuce for longer periods than that currently obtained in air. Achieving this goal will enable whole lettuce to be exported to South-East Asia and Japan by ship rather than expensive air freight. Furthermore, additional shelf-life of pre-cut lettuce on domestic markets will provide greater flexibility during distribution and marketing, since storage life of these products decreases rapidly after processing.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Research Master thesis)|
Master of Science
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Lettuce, Packaging, food storage, food technology, food transport, food quality, modified atmosphere packaging|
|Subjects:||FOR Classification > 0908 Food Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
|Depositing User:||VU Library|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jul 2010 03:13|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2013 16:43|
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